eFit – HCP: Poverty
Older adults with low income are vulnerable to poverty and unable to meet their basic living needs. Trends in poverty rates for lower-income older adults show that conditions have been improving in terms of meeting very basic needs, but that many older adults have experienced much lower income growth in recent years than have working age Canadians. (1) New immigrants, women, Indigenous peoples and LGBTQ2S+ identifying people are among the highest risk groups. (2)
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